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  • Salinger Stories

    Three stories written by a young JD Salinger in the 1940s have gone on sale to the public for the first time in 70 years.
    Independent publisher Devault-Graves says that Salinger’s Three Early Stories is “the first legitimately published book by JD Salinger in some 50 years”. The late author of The Catcher in the Rye, notoriously protective of his privacy, published nothing after the release of his story Hapworth 16, 1924 in the New Yorker, in 1965. In 1974, he told the New York Times that the release of two volumes of his uncollected short stories was “an illicit act. It’s unfair. Suppose you had a coat you liked and somebody went into your closet and stole it. That’s how I feel.”

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  • First edition books

    Book jackets. They aren’t the main feature of the exhibition “Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection,” which opened this week at the Morgan Library & Museum. But amid a display of nearly 100 items, including first editions, galley proofs, manuscripts and letters, they attract your eyes immediately. Which is just what they were meant to do.

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  • 14th Biennial of Istanbul

    The 14th Istanbul Biennial (5 September-1 November 2015), organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, will be drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev with a number of alliances. She will seek the artistic advice of Cevdet Erek, the intellectual rigor of Griselda Pollock, the sensitivity of Pierre Huyghe, the curatorial imagination of Chus Martinez, the mindfulness of Marcos Lutyens, the acute gaze of Füsun Onur, the political philosophies of Anna Boghiguian, the youthful enthusiasm of Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, the wise uncertainties of William Kentridge and manifold qualities and agencies to come as the process develops.

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